that that the attitude towards me
was exactly the same as the attitude towards everyone else.
It's a great leveler, the training system
and life in the RAF.
You also get to know people very well.
I think a lot of prejudices come from not knowing people
and not knowing what they're like,
but of course, because you're so well integrated
with your peer group, they know you well enough
to break down any perceptions they have
about you being different.
So as I came through training,
I was treated exactly the same as everyone else.
I received the treatment that everyone else received,
and I had an outstanding relationship
with my colleagues, with my fellow trainees,
which lasts all the way till today, 32 years later.